A busy intersection in Mountain View that is in the middle of a development boom could get another notable housing project added to the landscape. A developer is asking the city to build a large condo building that would take over a gas station at San Antonio Road and California Street. According to the Mountain View Voice, a developer named 334 San Antonio LLC is proposing a 63-unit condo building on the 0.62-acre property at the corner of the intersection. The 5-story building would have 2,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor along with a one-story parking garage beneath it.
The Valero gas station that currently sits on the corner would have to be demolished if Mountain View city officials approve the project. The project has one of the highest densities in the city and if it pushes through, it would contribute to the estimated 1,300 housing units that have recently been completed or are in the works for the immediate area around the San Antonio shopping center.
The project’s next-door neighbor, as the MV Voice reports, is a 583-unit housing development called Prometheus the just got finished. There’s also a huge project under construction across the street that will hold 632 housing units. According to an earlier MV Voice report, another developer, Merlone Geier, is looking to tear down the old Milk Pail Market building within the San Antonio shopping center and build a seven-story office building, but it is unclear where that project stands due to numerous zoning violations like its height. Mountain View changed its zoning rules in that area in 2014 to allow five-story buildings but developers can use density bonuses to build higher.
The developer of the 5-story, 63-unit project, 334 San Antonio LLC, is owned by Naresh Krishnamoorti with the real estate investment firm Menlo Partners. There’s no word yet when the city could push the project through to the next step.
The MV Voice also reported that that project is very similar to a nearby, 44-unit condo development on Fayette Drive which was approved by the city council last year. The Fayette Drive project still hasn’t received its building permits to start construction.